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Fourth North American Open Division Cup starts tonight at 18:00PDT

Heroes Lydia “lideyuh” Mitrevski

Week in and week out, teams will fight to move up in the standings and secure their spot in the Open Division playoffs, along with a chance to play in the HGC Premier League. With this phase, the top eight will move to the playoffs, so now more than ever every ingle cup is important.

Around 20 teams are signed up and ready to face off in this third North American Open Division Cup and as four total cups remain each team is looking for any edge they can gain to make it to the best seeding in the top eight leading into the playoffs.

Donkeys R Us are the currently point leaders and as such they return tonight to hold that lead. Although they haven't won any Open Division cups, the team has ranked high enough in each up to comfortably hold their top spot.

Held it Down returns with McIntyre added back to the roster. Despite losing point from their former team name, they have won the passed three cups, including the additional cup, making them certainly the team to beat going into the second half of the phase. The team to seemingly be cursed with second place to Held it Down, Imported Support is actually no where to be found (yet) in this cup. 

Firm Handshake and Flame is Lame returns and while both of their performances may not have been up to par with other teams, they still hold sixth place in the standings and could very well rank up higher after this cup.

We’re just about halfway through this phase already, but there is still time to sign up and compete! Wrack up points in every cup and climb the standings to the top eight to advance to the playoffs. The top two from the playoffs will then play the two lowest HGC Premier League teams for their chance at taking their spot going into 2018.

Today at 18:00 PDT the next seven weeks of amateur North American competitive Heroes begins as teams hunger for a spot in the HGC Premier League.

The first day of the tournament begins tonight on twitch.tv/arcane8.

Can't play in this cup? Fear not! Registration for the fifth North American Division Cup begins tonight as well at 18:00 PST.

Anticipating the European Open Division? You're in luck! Registration is still open for the fifth European Open Division Cup!

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Lydia “lideyuh” Mitrevski
HotS enthusiast. Paladins n00b. Trophy hunter 4lyfe. Esports and gaming journalist. Freshest twitter memes @lideyuuh.

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